ING issues ESG-linked interest rate swap

Dutch bank takes carrot-and-stick approach on interest rate swap for oil and gas equipment firm

ING Bank
Photo: ING Bank

In 2017, ING issued the world’s first sustainability-linked loan. This month, it went a step further, putting together the world’s first sustainability-linked interest rate swap, where the rate the client pays goes up or down in line with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

“The concept itself is a very simple, yet very powerful approach to helping clients make conscious efforts to reach sustainability targets,” says Leonie Schreve, ING’s global head of sustainable

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options


Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here